Supercharged Bugeye

Compared to modern engines, the BMC A-series engine may be regarded as a puny, underpowered powerplant, with the largest variation topping out at 1275cc. This, coupled to a 4 speed gearbox designed for low speed English roads is hardly suitable for extended periods of American highway driving. Fortunately, recent developments and adaptations have made attaining and maintaining comfortable highway speeds a reality. A supercharged 1275 engine mated to a Nissan 5 speed gearbox turned our 1960 Frogeye Sprite into a pocket rocket, happy on the track, the freeway, or on winding mountain passes.